airport problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2macman, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. 2macman macrumors member

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    I have a 2009 24 iMac, and a 2010 27 iMac.

    Ethernet goes to the 27 which connects me to the world.

    I use the AirPort feature to communicate between the two computers.

    Airport enables internet use on the 24, and enables file sharing.

    The two computers are only 5 feet apart.

    Pretty much every day, the computers get amnesia, and forget their or lose their network connection. Right this second, I can file share (the little monitor icon on the upper bar tells me so), but I cannot get internet on the 24.
    If I could get the arrow pointing up icon to come up, I would have internet sharing.

    The file sharing is working, but not internet connection.

    This is a recurring problem. 4 calls to Apple care have provided only momentary fixes. Their last suggestion was to get AirPort Extreme. However, I think what I have should be able to be made to work.

    Any help out their?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why are you relying on internet sharing when you could just hardwire the other machine to the router? Or buy a switch to split the existing line to the router and patch cables to connect the machines to the switch.
     

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